Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market

HPLS Hill Sheep Sale 15-10-2022

 High Peak Livestock Society Hill Sheep Sale Report

Saturday 15th October 2022


A catalogued entry of 3066 sheep was sold on behalf of the High Peak Livestock Society.  In the pre-sale show for the hill rams some excellent classes were judged by Eli Tattersal from Lancashire.

Some excellent classes forward being mainly Blue Faced Leicester.


Show Results:


BFL Lamb      

1st        Matt Critchlow

2nd       Mycock & Bright

3rd       MJ Wells & Son


BFL Shearling           

1st        J Noon

2nd       I Gregory

3rd       I Gregory



1st        SJ Cassidy

2nd       AJ & GH Bland

3rd       AJ & GH Bland



1st        I Gregory

2nd       Tegsnose

3rd       I Gregory



1st        Mycock & Bright


Champion pen went to I Gregory with his Cheviot.


The sale commenced at 10am with the ewe lambs with buyers selective in their purchases.  With the keep situation still a problem the smaller ewe lambs were harder to sell.


Ewe Lambs Leading Prices:

Gritstone To: £91 & £86
Blue Faced Leicester To: £94 & £90
Mule To: £86 & £85
Masham To: £85
Suffolk To: £84
Swale To: £72 & £68


The shearling ewes followed and demand increased with buyers for all types as many local farmers had held off earlier in the season due to lack of keep.


Shearling Ewes Leading Prices:

Mules To: £180
Masham To: 142
Texel x To: £152
BFL To: £146
Gritstone To: £130
Cheviot To: £148
Suffolk To: 151
Swale To: £124


Demand in the draft ewe section followed much in line with the shearlings with the better younger sorts well bid for.


Texel To: £132
BFL To: £135
Gritstone To £85
White Faced Woodland To: £102
Swaledale To: £110


The final section of the day was the breeding ram section which commenced soon after 1.30 with a packed ring still present.  Quality was the call of the day with the demand for crossing Leicesters the highlight of the day, with many buyers traveling from as far as Wales as well as numerous locals.

Lambs Shearlings
BFL £480 £1240
Gritstone £360
Cheviot £550
Swale Aged £200
Texel £220 £550
Suffolk £340 £600
Char £340 £650
Beltex £400
Rouge £360
Berrichon £420


Auctioneers: Alastair Sneddon & Peter Oven






Alastair Sneddon

Senior partner

Livestock, auctioneering and professional services

Peter Oven

Market Associate